As “Breaking Bad” comes to a close this Sunday, series star Bryan Cranston might be about to portray another infamous villain: Superman’s archnemesis Lex Luthor in “Man of Steel 2.”

Based on LexCorp’s Easter egg appearances in “Man of Steel,” it seems all too likely that Superman’s most famous villain, Lex Luthor, will be showing up in the sequel. While “Man of Steel 2” is still in casting stages at this point, according to insider rumors from Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, Cranston has emerged as the frontrunner for Luthor.

On Monday night, El Mayimbe tweeted a series of hints about an actor tapped to play Luthor. They’re somewhat cryptic, but clearly point toward "Breaking Bad's" Walter White.









The first two clues are obvious. “Breaking Bad” begins its final season on Sunday, and Cranston has appeared in WB films “Argo” and “Contagion.” As for next summer’s tentpole movie, Cranston is also slated to appear in WB’s “Godzilla” in 2014. The “Power Rangers” clue might be a bit obscure for some fans, but in a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show,” Cranston confirmed that he did indeed do some voiceover work for a “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” villain in the early 1990s.

Specifically, Cranston voiced the reptilian creature Snizzard as well as the duplicating Twin Man in the show’s first season. Sadly, because “Power Rangers” fight scenes were assembled from footage of Japanese superhero shows, it isn’t actually Walter White behind the show’s ridiculous costumes, only his voice.

Given all the clues above (especially the “Power Rangers” hit), it seems extremely likely that El Mayimbe is hinting towards Bryan Cranston squaring off against Superman and Batman in the summer of 2015. In fact, there’s really no other choice. These hints definitely point towards Cranston playing Luthor.

Based on his performance in “Breaking Bad,” Cranston is perfect at playing a villainous, megalomaniacal scientific genius, so he should have very little trouble slipping into Luthor's skin.

As a bonus, check out Cranston’s first-ever acting role as a villain on “Power Rangers” below.